Youth Productions

Beauty and the Beast

May 5 – June 1

beauty-roseA 2013-14 OFT Youth Production!

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No experience necessary- this workshop is for kids age 7 to 13-year looking for a creative environment to play and perform. After four weeks of rehearsal they will be ready to present Kate Ayer’s original adaptation of this classic tale!

Rehearsals start Monday May 5th.  Rehearsals are from 4-6pm M-F.  Not every actor is called for every rehearsal until tech week, but should plan on 3-4 afternoons per week.  Tuition is offered on a sliding scale from $125- $250.

Performances will be held at the OFT Playsapce at 112 State Ave NE on May 29th – June 1st.   Thursday and Friday nights at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets are $5 for children, and $8 for adults.  Space is limited, so you’ll want to reserve them in advance!

OFT Education Mission: OFT is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children.  Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts.

Director’s Bio:

Kate Ayers has toured extensively throughout the Midwest performing in educational theatre programs in schools and museums. She has written curriculum for theatre based programming and has 20+ years teaching experience ranging from pre-schoolers to university students. As Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Theatre, Inc, (90-97), Kate was active in all areas of educational theatre from playwriting, teaching, and directing. Ms Ayers ran the Theatre program at the Indiana Women’s Prison for 10 years, studied at the Goodman Theatre School, and graduated at Columbia and the Playback School at Vassar. She has her Masters in Applied Sociology and uses theatre for business management training, and team building. Kate has appeared in Olympia Family Theater productions Goodnight Moon, Go, Dog. Go! and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Most recently for OFT, she directed Cinder Edna She is the director of OFT’s daytime programs including the school touring group: “On the Move”.

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